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Arrest on Babcock Street

On August 13, 2015, Detectives from the Hartford Police Depart received information that illegal drugs were being sold from the second floor of 114 Babcock Street. The detectives used an undercover officer to arrange the purchase of a large amount of heroin from the target. Surveillance was established at the 114 Babcock Street and the target was observed leaving the residence and traveling to a prearranged meeting location. Once the target showed the undercover the narcotics he was placed under arrest. While conducting Surveillance Detectives observed a Second male suspect standing in front of 114 Babcock Street attempting to conceal a firearm in his waistband. Detective from Narcotics Unit and South condition officers responded to the area and observed the suspect run into the second floor residence, while attempting to conceal the firearm. This suspect was stopped and located in the kitchen in possession of a fully loaded firearm. Information gathered by several street sources indicated that Ortiz (person in possession of a firearm) was responsible for several shots fired incidents in the area of Babcock Street and Grand Street. Both suspects were placed under arrest for the appropriate charges and transported to booking.

Arrested: Luis Morales-Diaz 28yo of Htfd CHARGES Possession of Narcotics and P.W.I.T.S Narcotics

Arrested: David Ortiz 24yo of Htfd Charges: Carrying a pistol without permit and Burglary 2nd degree

Evidence: 198 Bags of heroin, U.S. currency $101.00 Evidence: Browning arms 9mm pistol Evidence: Eight live 9mm rounds.

Babcock Street

Missing: Tashauna Jackson

Missing Person - Jackson

The Hartford Police Department Special Investigations Division and the Major Crimes Division are conducting a missing person investigation for a Tashauna Jackson, 23, from Hartford. She was last seen on 8/11/2015,  at approximately 11pm where she reportedly was in the company of male, and was seen entering his vehicle of her own free will. On 8/12/15 she was reported missing. Since then, the male and his vehicle have been located. The vehicle has been seized by HPD. The male has been interviewed by Detectives. Ms Jackson has not been located. Ms Jackson has never gone missing in the past. Ground searches in secluded areas of the region have been conducted. The investigation is ongoing.

While the circumstances surrounding this disappearance do not fall under the criteria of a Silver or Amber Alert, investigators are extremely concerned with Ms Jackson's safety. We are asking anyone with any knowledge of Ms Jackson's whereabouts to contact HPD as soon as possible- Sgt Andrew Weaver 860-757-4214. Anonymous tips can be left at the HPD Website.

Narcotics Arrest/ Large Money Seizure

On August 12, 2015, Detectives from STF were conducting surveillance at 1164 Broad Street to corroborate information received from a confidential source. The detectives observed activity consistent with street level drug dealing and stopped a vehicle that had left the house. The occupant of the vehicle, identified as Rafael Soto (DOB 3/5/72) was in possession of over $15,000 (Suspected Drug Proceeds) and was unable to account for the origin of the monies. Surveillance continued and a party later identified as Elias Guzman (DOB 5/23/91) was observed going in and out of the residence. Guzman is known to the detectives and has an active protective order prohibiting him from being at the residence. Assisting Task Force Officers, and Agents from the Department of Homeland Security (HSI) approached the residence and a male party, identified as Freddy Ocasio, fled into the house and began to flush suspected Narcotics down the toilet.

Ocasio was detained inside the bathroom and Guzman, who also attempted to flee, was detained in the kitchen. Guzman was found in possession of approximately one ounce of crack cocaine and $760.00 (Suspected Drug Proceeds) in US Currency. A search of Ocasio's property yielded 50 bags of Heroin. A search of the first floor apartment yielded an additional $7168.00 (Suspected Drug Proceeds). Another party detained in the driveway, identified as Ronald Johnson (DOB 8/22/76), was found to have two active arrest warrants for Failure to Appear.
The following parties were arrested for the listed charges:

1) Elias Guzman, DOB 5/23/91, 18 Melrose Street, East Hartford CT.
Charges: Violation of Protective Order, Interfering with Police, Possession Narcotics, PWITS Narcotics.

2) Rafael Soto aka "Fleet", DOB 3/5/72, 123 Wooster Street Apt#3, Hartford CT.
Charges: Failure to Utilize Turn Signal, Conspiracy Possession Narcotics, Conspiracy PWITS Narcotics.

3) Freddy Ocasio, DOB 8/16/93, 39 Crown Street, Hartford CT
Charges: Interfering with Police, Possession Narcotics.

4) Ronald Johnson, DOB 8/22/76, 29 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT.
Charges: Failure to Appear (2 Counts)

1) Approximately One Ounce of Crack Cocaine
2) 50 Bags of Packaged Heroin
3) $23,758 Dollars (Suspected Drug Proceeds)



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